ἡμεῖς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

case first person
singular dual plural
str. encl. str. str.
nominative ἐγώ νώ, νῶϊ ἡμεῖς
genitive ἐμοῦ μου νῷν ἡμῶν
dative ἐμοί μοι νῷν ἡμῖν
accusative ἐμέ με νώ, νῶϊ ἡμᾶς
adjective ἐμός ἡμέτερος

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European oblique *n̥sm- (from *éǵh₂), with regular Attic-Ionic η- < ᾱ- and aspiration from ὑμεῖς ‎(humeîs).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Pronoun[edit]

ἡμεῖς ‎(hēmeîs)

  1. (first person plural, personal pronoun) we, us, our

Usage notes[edit]

When unemphatic, sometimes accented ἥμων, ἧμιν, etc. in poetry. Singular and dual are ἐγώ ‎(egṓ) and νώ ‎(nṓ).

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • ἐγώ in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 325, 325 D
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press